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Visualisation - comprehension

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text showing how a teacher uses data to decide how best to develop reading comprehension skills using visualisation in a year 9 English class. Demonstrating differentiated teaching, the teacher enables targeted learning ...

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Story building

This is a resource about how stories can be represented dramatically, using the imagination as a starting point. It features a video of Vikki Doig and a 'postman' who demonstrate the process of dramatising a story using your imagination. The resource includes templates for a pirate hat and a postcard; questions for response ...

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School of fish

This is a resource that focuses on creating dance in unison with others. It includes three videos featuring dance teacher Katrina Rank demonstrating dances and warm-up activities. Also provided are: the 'Ocean song' in MP3 format; an activity sheet and underwater world template; questions for response and a link for students ...

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Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on building understanding about word origins to develop students' etymological knowledge in a year 5 classroom. The class research dictionary meanings for root words encountered in reading and writing activities ...

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GeogSpace: Thinking geographically

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 explores the concept of how primary school students' geographical imagination is engaged. Illustration 2 considers the history and development of geographical ...

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Top drawer teachers: reasoning

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of the ‘Reasoning’ proficiency and its integration into the mathematics curriculum through links to five sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind reasoning and shows how reasoning can be developed in even very young students. The second section ...

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Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

Interactive Resource

Mindomo: mind mapping

This is an iPad app that creates mindmaps, turns them into presentations, allows the user to share them with others, and exports them as images or PDFs. Maps can be made as 'cloud maps' from an online account or as 'local maps' located on the user's own device. There are multiple map layouts available and maps can be customised ...

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Popplet lite

This is an iPad app that creates mindmaps, displaying and connecting them visually in 'popples' (individual idea and content balloons) on a simple interface known as a 'popplet'. Popplets and popples can be displayed with different background and outline colours. Popplet lite allows the user to insert text and make drawings ...

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Shape maker: blocker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a triangle on its central axis to form a cone or extrude it to form a triangular prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your head and ...

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Shape maker: simple objects

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a circle, triangle, square or rectangle. For example, spin a circle on its central axis to form a sphere or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your 2D shape will make. This ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 1

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, semicircle, circle, triangle or rectangle. For example, spin a semicircle around its straight edge to form a sphere or extrude it to form a half cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 2

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your ...

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Filling glasses: find the right graph

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose both sections of a line graph representing the filling rate for a glass shape. This learning object ...

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Sonic space: city

Create a soundscape from noises in a city. Explore sounds such as engine noises and sirens. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your soundscape. This learning object is one ...

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Shape maker: stacker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a circle around a lateral axis to form a doughnut-shaped solid or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your ...

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Sonic time: our world

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on wildlife, sailing or traffic. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Sonic space: micro

Create your own soundscape from noises in a microscopic view inside human skin. Explore sounds such as a heartbeat and blood flowing. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic space: remote region

Create your own soundscape from noises around a remote roadhouse. Explore sounds such as a road train idling and an eagle calling. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

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Sonic space: future mall

Create your own soundscape from noises in a futuristic shopping mall. Explore sounds such as synthesised voices and electronic music. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...